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August 8, 2023

New crop bell pepper harvesting is ramping up on both coasts; supplies are adequate. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California
    • Fresno growers have finished green bell production
    • Hollister and Santa Clara harvesting is continuing to ramp up with volume increasing weekly
    • The Oxnard season has begun in a limited manner
    • New crop quality is good; color is vibrant
    • Markets are slightly higher this week as new growing regions struggle to meet demand
    • New crop supplies are increasing and expected to reach peak production in the next two weeks
  • Central Mexico/East Coast
    • Growing regions have regionalized on the East Coast for the summer; North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan, and Ohio are all up and running with Pennsylvania to start in the next week
    • Markets are low; overall quality is good
    • Canadian greenhouse stocks are tighter this week

Red Bells

  • California
    • The Bakersfield season is winding down
    • Fresno and Santa Clara production is increasing weekly
    • Oxnard will start new crop harvests in two weeks
    • New crop quality is very good
    • Supplies are dominated by No. 1 grade peppers; choice grade stocks are limited
    • Expect steady markets over the next two weeks
  • Central Mexico/East Coast
    • Canadian volume is lower but will increase over the next 7-10 days as new crop becomes available
    • Central Mexican stocks are steady; quality ranges from fair to good with occasional heat-related issues

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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